Betonica officinalis syn. Stachys officinalis. Betony.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Little/no vegetative spread. 

Flowering period: 

June to August


Open woodland, hedgerows and meadows. Pastures, cliff top grassland. Mildly favours acidic soils.


Agricultural improvement of fields. Overgrazing by livestock. Woodland disturbance and tree clearance. 

Static distribution map:
Betonica officinalis
Betonica officinalis

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage